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Printing
Photo gallery: HP New Zealand turns it on for 2017 Partner Awards
November 2017
A hackers lounge, Mr Robot and a Kabuki drop set the stage for last week’s HP Partner Awards 2017. So what did the 300 guests get up to?
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Outsourcing
DX and 3rd Platform initiatives drive IT and business services growth
November 2017
The IT services and business services market is being aided by demand for technology outsourcing and project oriented services as companies seek DX.
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Printing
HP New Zealand Partner Awards: And the winners are…
November 2017
Cyclone, Lexel, Ingram Micro, Noel Leeming and Samoa Stationery were among the winners at the HP New Zealand Partner Awards.
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Cybersecurity
Enosys Solutions adds MediaPro to security line-up
November 2017
Australian cybersecurity solutions provider Enosys Solutions has added security awareness training provider MediaPro to its services portfolio.
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CompTIA
CompTIA: Partner up for channel success
November 2017
Attendees at the latest CompTIA webinar heard how the future of the channel lies in strategic partnering.
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Wireless technologies
Exclusive: Aruba boss outlines reseller opportunities, new investment and new markets
November 2017
An expansion into security, broadening the SMB offerings and moving deeper into the core switch infrastructure - Aruba's got big plans for 2018.
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Malware
Malwarebytes ups MSP focus with ANZ managed service provider program
November 2017
Malwarebytes is ramping up its MSP push, with the launch of a local program to help drive partner value and revenue opportunities.
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Veeam
A/NZ exclusive: Veeam ups Unix workload availability with AIX, Solaris support
November 2017
Veeam has added IBM AIX and Oracle Solaris support to its availability solution portfolio in a move which extends its platform to Unix workloads.
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Resellers
We remember: Three faces that shaped the Kiwi channel
November 2017
As the year winds down, we take a look back at some of the people who shaped the IT channel but are no longer with us.
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Wireless technologies
Exclusive: Six key Kiwi takeaways from Aruba Atmosphere
November 2017
Aruba’s annual APAC Atmosphere served up plenty of info on the vendor’s vision for smart spaces. But what was in it for the Kiwi reseller?
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Cloud
A rainy day for all-in public cloud partners
November 2017
Some businesses are pulling back from cloud. Nutanix’ Jacob Pereira looks at why, and how channel partners can react to ensure they remain relevant.
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Synnex
Datatec to 'streamline' Westcon International business
November 2017
Westcon International's operations are to be streamlined as parent company Datatec focuses on improving the disties financial performance.
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Power / Energy
Interview: CyberPower talks Kiwi growth, opportunities and reseller profit
November 2017
Ingram Micro NZ has signed a direct distribution deal with CyberPower as the vendor ramps up its presence here and eyes 20-25% local growth.
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IBM
Industry veteran takes on Ingram Micro NZ IBM role
November 2017
Steve Shaw is heading to Ingram Micro NZ to take on the role of technical business development manager for the IBM team.
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Private Cloud
Private cloud revenue to drive OpenStack come 2018
November 2017
Private cloud is expected to provide the majority of Openstack’s revenues soon, with deployments in APAC and China growing fastest.
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IaaS
Dimension Data and NTT Communications combine IaaS capabilities
November 2017
Dimension Data and NTT Communications are combining their cloud IaaS capabilities to create what the companies claim will be a ‘cloud powerhouse'.
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Contact Centre
Exclusive: Amazon bringing massive CX opportunities for local channel
November 2017
Amazon is coming – and it’s bringing with it a ‘massive’ opportunity for the local IT reseller community, Frost & Sullivan says.
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UC
Brendan Maree takes on 8x8 vice president role
November 2017
Former Interactive Intelligence executive Brendan Maree has taken on the role of Asia Pacific vice president for unified communications provider 8x8.
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Microsoft
Enterprise mobility management market more competitive than ever
November 2017
EMM platforms have evolved from being just tactical device management tools, with the market more competitive than ever. So who's leading the race?
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IGEL Technology
Five rules for optimising VDI in the face of digital disruption
November 2017
Disruption is a given with DX. Igel’s team offers some tips on how to minimise adverse effects and harness the opportunities with optimised VDI.
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Managed Services
DIY or managed SD-WAN - what about co-managed?
November 2017
When implementing SD-WAN should enterprises DIY or opt for a managed service? Silver Peak’s Nav Chander argues the case for co-managed deployments.
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Microsoft
IT community asked to give a little - or a lot - in fundraising drive
November 2017
The Kiwi IT sector has a chance to give back to a man who has given much to the sector, with a fundraising drive for cancer treatment for David Downs.
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Cybersecurity
Resellers get access to new market with Ingram Micro Entrust Datacard deal
November 2017
Ingram Micro Australia has inked exclusive distribution rights for trusted identity and secure transaction technology provider Entrust Datacard.
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Endpoint Protection
Rhipe teams up with Symantec for endpoint security-as-a-service
November 2017
Rhipe has inked a deal with Symantec to provide the vendor’s endpoint protection security-as-a-service solution in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.